World 200 metres champion Shericka Jackson won the women’s 100 metres in 11.13 into a slight wind of -0.2 m/s at the 33rd edition of the Meeting Sport e Solidarietà in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Continental Tour Challenger meeting) on the track where she trains during the summer season with the MVP Training Group. Jackson ran her first race since the World Championships in Eugene where she won the gold medal in the 200 metres setting the second fastest time in history with 21.45 and two silver medals in the 100 metres in 10.73 and in the 4x100 relay in 41.18.
Jackson led an all-Jamaican podium sweep in Lignano beating her compatriots Natasha Morrison (11.31) and Shokoria Williams (11.36).
Jackson adds her name to the prestigious list of winners of the 100m in the Lignano meeting that includes Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce and Elaine Thompson Herah, who set the meeting record last year with 11.03. Jackson had already won in the 400m at the Lignano meeting in 2016 in 51.82.
Shericka Jackson: “Competing in the 400m for so long and to sprint in the 100m and 200m last year is a great feeling. I wanted to be among the best and I have worked hard to be among the best. I am just grateful for the journey. It means a lot to win in Lignano.I have trained here for many years during the summer. It’s like a second home for me”.
Men’s 100 metres:
Emmanuel Matadi from Liberia won the men’s 100 metres in 10.11. Madadi clocked 9.99 in the heats of the World Championships in Eugene to reach the semifinal. Earlier this year Matadi set the national record of 9.96 in Port of Spain.
Women’s 100 metres hurdles:
Pan American silver medaliist Chanel Brissett won the women’s 100 metres hurdles In 12.99. Brissett set her seasonal best of 12.65 in the heats of the US Championships in Eugene last June.
Men’s 400 metres:
Canada’s Austin Cole improved his PB to 45.51 to win the men’s 400 metres. Cole won the silver medal in the 4x400 metres mixed relay at the World Athletics Relays in Yokohama 2019.
Men’s 400 metres hurdles:
Last year’s Olympic semifinalist David Kendziera won the men’s 400 metres hurdles in 49.37. This race is dedicated to the memory of Ottavio Missoni, who placed sixth in the 400 metres hurdles at the Olympic Games in London 1948.
Women’s 800 metres:
Sintayehu Vissa from Italy won the women’s 800 metres in 2:01.57 in front of her family and friends a few days after her debut with the Italian team at the World Championships in Eugene. Vissa ran faster only once when she clocked 2:01.06 in Gainesville last April.
Sintayehu Vissa: “It was very special to win in front of my family. I live in Codroipo near Udine. The NCAA title meant a lot for me. It’s a totally different world to live and study in the USA”.
Vissa was adopted in 2006 by an Italian family who lives near Udine. She moved to the USA in 2020 to study at the University. She made a big progress in winter 2022, when she finished second at the NCAA indoor Championships in the mile for the University of Mississippi in Oxford,which is known as Ole Miss. Last June she won the NCAA outdoor title in the 1500m and improved her PB in the 1500m to 4:04.54 in Castellon.
Men’s 1500 metres:
Italian 1500m outdoor champion Ossama Meslek pulled away in the final straight to win the men’s 1500 metres improving his PB from 3:37.25 to 3:36.04 (new meeting record). Nineteen US middle distance runner Hoobs Kessler finished runner-up in 3:36.99 ahead of Morgan Beadlescomb (3:37.50). Meslek, who has been based in Leeds in Great Britain with his family for 15 years, improved the Italian Indoor record to 3:37.25 in Birmingham last February.
Ossama Meslek: “It was a very important win for me before the European Championships. My goal is to reach the European final in Munich”.
Men’s 800 metres:
Abubaker Haydar Abdalla from Qatar won the men’s 800 metres race edging Tunisia’s Riadh Chininni with the same time of 1:46.05 in a thrilling head-to-head sprint in the final straight.
Women’s 400 metres:
World indoor 4x400 relay gold medallist Junelle Bromfield won the women’s 400 metres in 52.36
Women’s 1500 metres:
Last year’s 1500m European Under 23 silver medalist Marta Zenoni from Italy took the third win for Italian middle-distance running in 4:09.23.